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SOURCE Solera Holdings, Inc.
WESTLAKE, Texas, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Solera Holdings, Inc. ("Solera" or the "Company") (NYSE: SLH) announced today that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Audatex North America, Inc. ("Audatex" or the "Issuer"), priced and increased its offering from an additional $100.0 million to an additional $150.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.000% senior notes due 2021 (the "New 2021 Notes"). The New 2021 Notes will be issued as additional notes under the indenture governing the outstanding $1.36 billion in aggregate principal amount of the Issuer's 6.000% Senior Notes due 2021 that were issued on July 2, 2013 and November 5, 2013. Solera anticipates that the closing of the offering will take place on or about June 2, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. The New 2021 Notes are priced at 106.500% of their principal amount, plus accrued interest from December 15, 2013. The New 2021 Notes will be guaranteed by Solera and substantially all of Solera's material wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries.
Audatex intends to use the proceeds from the offering for working capital and other general corporate purposes, which may include funding the acquisition of the Insurance and Services Division of Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, potential put or call options on securities of Solera's Service Repair Solutions joint venture and one or more additional strategic initiatives that it may undertake from time to time.
The New 2021 Notes will be offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and to certain persons outside of the U.S. pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. Neither the New 2021 Notes nor the related guarantees have been registered under the Securities Act or any state or other securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
This press release is issued pursuant to Rule 135c of the Securities Act, and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Solera is a leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing and decision support industries. Solera is active in over 65 countries across six continents. The Solera companies include Audatex in the United States, Canada, and in more than 45 additional countries, Informex in Belgium and Greece, Sidexa in France, ABZ and Market Scan in the Netherlands, HPI in the United Kingdom, Hollander serving the North American recycling market, AUTOonline providing salvage disposition in a number of European and Latin American countries, IMS providing medical review services, and Explore providing data and analytics to United States property and casualty insurers; and Service Repair Solutions, a joint venture with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, that provides solutions for the service, maintenance and repair market.
The above information includes "forward looking" statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about the offering and the use of the proceeds of the offering. Such statements only reflect Solera's and Audatex's best assessment at this time and are indicated by words or phrases such as "plans," "intends," "will," or similar words or phases. These statements are based on Solera's and Audatex's current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to many risks, uncertainties and unknown future events that could cause actual results to differ materially. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent to transactions of this nature, including, without limitation: whether or not Audatex completes the proposed offering on terms currently contemplated or otherwise. Solera and Audatex are under no obligation to (and specifically disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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